As long as the chicken was not raised using chemicals, and it is not battered or deep-fried, you can eat the skin occasionally and in small quantities.

Doctors got it wrong: eating chicken skin now and again IS good for you

If you don’t eat chicken skin because you think it’s bad for you, fear not; it is high in unsaturated fat that is beneficial for the heart. Don’t eat too much, though, and know how the chicken was raised

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As long as the chicken was not raised using chemicals, and it is not battered or deep-fried, you can eat the skin occasionally and in small quantities.
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Jeanette Wang

Jeanette Wang

SCMP health editor Jeanette Wang discovered the joy of trail running in 2011, when she moved from ultra-urbanised Singapore to the country park haven of Hong Kong. She's since neglected road running and triathlons in favour of the trails, and participates regularly in local races. Why? Because, as, John Muir said: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."